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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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System Number: 11446
Date: [5 February 1875][1]
Author: JW
Place: Liverpool
Recipient: William McNeill Whistler[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/48/70
Document Type: W


[telegraph form:] POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS

HANDED IN AT THE Garston OFFICE AT 6 PM RECEIVED HERE AT 7 PM

[postmark:] LONDON / FE 5 / 75 / [illegible] OFFICE

J. Whistler
Speke Hall[3]
Garston near Lpool

Dr Whistler
80A Brook St
Grosvenor Sq. Ldn.

Take from Galsworthy agreements and all letters[4] give to Rose[5] immediately tell him all about Griffiths[6] who has commenced proceedings[7]


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Notes:

1.  [5 February 1875]
Dated from postmark.

2.  William McNeill Whistler
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more]. Absent from London, JW asked him to handle arrangements for his impending lawsuit against E. C. Griffith over his tenancy of the Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall (see note below).

3.  Speke Hall
JW stayed at the home of Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more] and his family at Speke, near Liverpool, from January to March 1875.

4.  Galsworthy agreements and all letters
Probably Frederick Thomas Galsworthy (1827-1917), surveyor and land agent [more]. It is possible that JW asked for his opinion on the original memorandum of agreement with E. C. Griffith (#12146). See also other correspondence between JW and Griffith between 20 and 30 January 1875 concerning the condition of his gallery (#11445, #12165, #11442, #01603, #11441, #12148, #11444, #12154).

5.  Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

6.  Griffiths
Capt. Edward Clifton Griffith, gallery landlord [more].

7.  proceedings
On 29 January, Griffith took legal proceedings against JW claiming back rent and costs of repair to the gallery (see E. C. Griffith to JW, #12140).